Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Column for The

I've recently started writing a weekly piece for  The subject matter will be more mainstream than what you are used to seeing here at Cheap Stocks.

Dividend Growth Reveals the Path to Profits (5/02/2012)
In Search of The Next Berkshire Hathaway (5/10/2012)
Facebook:  "Like" the Web Site, Hate Its IPO (5/16/2012)
What Would Benjamin Graham Buy? (5/23/2012)

Thanks for reading, and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cheap Stocks 26 Net/Net Index Outpacing Russell Microcap

Eight months since inception, The Cheap Stocks 26 Net/Net Index is up 26.8%, beating the Russell Microcap Index by more than 9%.  It's way too early for a victory lap however; our little index of misfits can be volatile, and in our view, this needs to play out over a much longer timeframe.

At this point, there are eight names in negative territory since index inception; these include Imation (IMN, -20%), Volt (VISI, -5.9%), Axcelis Technologies (ACLS, -17.9%), Opnext (OPXT, -40.3%)mAdvanced Battery Tech (ABAT, -66.2%), Myrexis (MYRX, -3.9%), Gencor (ENC, -4.6%) and Planar Systems (PLNR, -13.2%).

*The author has no position in the companies mentioned. This is neither a recommendation to buy or sell any securities. All information provided believed to be reliable and presented for information purposes only.